Lined Forest-Falcon (Micrastur gilvicollis)

Order: Falconiformes | Family: Falconidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manaus Brazil|Southeast Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manaus Brazil

Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manaus Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru

Identification & Behavior: ~35 cm (14 in). The adult Lined Forest-Falcon has gray head and rest of the upperparts. The underparts are pale with a varying amount of dusky barring. The iris is white. The cere, face, and area around the eyes are yellow/orange. The Juvenile has a darker head and back, dull yellow cere and face, and buffy underpars with a pale half collar. It is similar to the more common and widespread Barred Forest-Falcon but is distinguished by having white iris and often having the dusky barring more concentrated in the breast area. The Line Forest-Falcon has two bars on the tail versus 3 bars in the Barred Forest-Falcon.

Status: The Lined Forest-Falcon is rare in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1000 m along the foothill of the Andes. It does not occur in the deciduous forest of northwest Peru. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Halcón-Montés de Ojo Blanco.

Sub-species: Lined Forest-Falcon (Micrastur gilvicollis), Vieillot 1817.

Meaning of Name: Micrastur: Gr. mikros= small and astur= hawk, goshawk. gilvicollis: L. gilvus= pale yellow and collis, collum= the neck, neck.

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Distribution Map
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    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 08/01/2015.